Summer Glau stars as Orwell, an investigative blogger who partners with The Cape to wage war on crime and corruption in Palm City in NBC's new drama series "The Cape."
Glau was born in San Antonio, Texas. Throughout much of her young adulthood, Glau trained and performed as a professional dancer until a serious injury forced her to take time to heal. During this time, she discovered a love for acting and made the decision to move to Los Angeles and begin working steadily as an actor and dancer.
Her first television credit was a guest role as a ballerina on the television series "Angel," produced by Joss Whedon. Whedon was so impressed with the young actress' debut performance that he later cast her in the lead role of River in his new series "Firefly" and subsequently in the Universal feature film "Serenity."
Glau's career has taken off since, working on various television series including "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Cold Case." She has also recurred as Tess Doerner, a paranoid schizophrenic returnee in "The 4400" and on "The Unit" as Crystal Burns. In addition to her television accomplishments, Glau can also be seen starting in the films "Mammoth" and "The Initiation of Sarah."
Glau played the role of Cameron on the FOX series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." This series was based on the Terminator franchise films and features the return of popular characters Sarah and John Connor - who befriend Cameron Phillips, the sultry female terminator, a role written for her by series creator Josh Friedman.
Since then, Glau has starred in the Lifetime original movie "Deadly Honeymoon," based on true-life events, and the Western period drama "The Legend of Hell's Gate" opposite Lou Taylor Pucci and Henry Thomas.
Recently, Glau shoot a lead role opposite Steve Zahn, Peter Dinklage, Ryan Kwanten and Margarita Levieva in the feature film "Knights of Badassdom."